Monday, May 31, 2010

21 days!!

No, not how many days since my last post (though it's pretty close). 21 more days before I move!! That's right, I'm moving. Where to? Why, back to the United States!! The past three weeks I've been super busy organizing, packing, and cleaning... all while working to try and save money for my exciting summer ahead.

I won't lie that I've been wicked stressed. Moving always takes alot out of me physically and emotionally. Simutaneously, I'm so excited I could just burst. Remember when you were little, and it's christmas eve, and you feel as though you could just jump out of your skin with anticipation to open up all those cool presents?? That's pretty much how I feel. I'm so ready for the next exciting chapter of my life, not to mention the amazing summer I have planned, that the days just aren't moving quick enough.

This past year in Germany has truely been a dream come true. Granted, I still had to work, pay bills, do chores, etc.- but I've also had an adventure many don't have the luxury to experience... did I take a few days for granted? Of course, I did. But in the end I appreciate all the places I've seen, the people I've met, and the wonderful friends that I will never forget.

Over the next 2 weeks, I will probably list highlights of my year, as well as little details of my plans for the upcoming months. However, after I officially hit the road my posts will be few and far between. But once I get set up in my new abode- keep an eye open! Come September, there will be exciting new developments!! Shh, I can't share them yet, but I'm really excited.

I'm off to continue my cleaning and organizing tasks. I hope everyone had a very lovely memorial day weekend! xoxo, jenn

Monday, May 10, 2010

Artist Spotlight

Do you have those artists that you've listened to forever? The ones that you listened to back in grade school, and even though you are certain that their earlier stuff will always be their best, you always gasp for joy when you see a new album? For me, one of those bands is Garbage. I was always a fan of how dark Shirley Manson was, and she was never afraid to show it. Garbage was even cool enough to have their song "I Think I'm Paranoid" featured on the playstation game Gran Turism 2!! I'm not much of a video game girl, but I still think that's pretty cool. xo, jenn

A peak at Egypt

So I thought I would go ahead and share some of my favorite pictures from Egypt with you. It was very difficult to choose what ones to share as I took over 800 photos by the vacations end, most of them with my iPone using the Hipstomatic app. It was from that pool that I chose from.A view of one of the local markets in Luxor.The Winter Palace. Made very famous due to films.Karnak Temple of Amun Ra.
Temple at Edfu.Kom Ombo... this was my favorite temple! It is a dual temple, serving both Horus and Sobek. The only one of it's kind!A felucca boat... I took a TON of boat pictures. This one was taken from the botanical gardens at Aswan.Mmm, spices!A few of the other girls with our tour group, soaking up the sun on top of a boat.Hey, that's me!Me madre walking along the beach at Makadi Bay.The Pyramids of Giza.The Sphinx.

I will probably post a few more later taken from my regular camera, once I get them uploaded and steal the ones from my sister's and mother's camera. I'm suffering from a brutal migrane, and I'm having a hard time finding the will to do anything productive... like take my poor iPhone into the shop for repairments. Sad day. It will be missed.

Back later with another artist spotlight! loves, jenn

Saturday, May 8, 2010

A break in the clouds

It's been dark, dank, and dreary all week long... and after spending a few glorious weeks under the sun, the last thing I want is cloudy skies raining on my parade. Today we finally had a bit of sunshine, something I'm so very thankful for. It wasn't quite as warm as I would have liked, but I'll take what I can get. Forcasts show rain returning tomorrow.

How's the weather in your neck of the woods?
xx, jenn

Thursday, May 6, 2010

A wonderful surprise!

Hello there! Remember me?? That's right, I'm back. My vacation is long over, and although my brain my not have been ready to face the harsh obligations of the day-to-day, it's now time to get my butt in gear again. I have to say though, Egypt was pretty spectacular. I had so many great moments during my two-week vacation, and I promise to share a few of those moments with you soon. But first, I have something very exciting to share!!
While away exploring tombs and temples, I was awarded The Beautiful Blogger Award!! I cannot express how happy this made me, especially since my blog is still a baby learning to crawl with the fierce desire to walk, so I owe a great big Thank You! to miss Megan of Just Awful- Thank you so much for making my day!

The stipulations of the Beautiful Blogger award are thus: thank the wonderful person who awarded you, share seven interesting facts about yourself, then award seven more bloggers! Since the first has already been accomplished, here's some facts about me you probably didn't know:

1) I love peanut butter. It has become my go-to snack as I try to achieve a healthier lifestyle. It tastes great on bread, apples, celery, and a spoon. I like pickles too, but not together.
2) I am a cry-baby. Not a cry-baby in that I cry when I can't have something I want- I pout for those instances. No, I'm a cry-baby in that I weep with every episode of Grey's anatomy. And sometimes, during those occasional weeks when I'm feeling extra emotional, I'll even get choked up over a hallmark commercial.
3) I listen to Britney Spears. She's great to groove to when I'm feeling sluggish and need a pick me up.
4) I have never seen Braveheart.
5) I sometimes wish I was a natural redhead- I have the fair skin and the freckles, now I just need the hair.
6) I have traveled to 11 countries, excluding my native country (the US)... there are at least 11 more countries I would love to see!
7) I have three tattoo's. One down my spine, one on my right wrist, and my newest one on my right side. I can't wait to get my fourth!

And now, to award seven more bloggers. The blogs I nominate all have something in common. I have stumbled across their blogs because all of them have been recent online classmates of mine, whether it was style school, indie biz, or tell your story (or all three!). Here goes!

1) pb&j sammich
2) grrfeisty
3) One Pearl Button
4) Caitidid Designs
5) Kaleidescope Explosion
6) A Catalog of Enchantments
7) Suck it Up, Princess

And there you have it! If you choose to accept your award, then you must:
- Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog.
- Copy the award and paste it to your blog.
- Tell us seven interesting facts about yourself.
- Pass this award on to 7 fantastic bloggers you have discovered.
- Contact your nominations and let them know they’ve won.

Happy blogging! xx, jenn